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Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya
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Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Birth Name: Daniel Kaluuya  

Nickname/Stage Name: Daniel Kaluuya

Birth Date: February 24, 1989  

Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Occupation(s): Actor, Writer

Years Active: 2006 till Present

Net Worth: $15 million

 

Personal life

Daniel Kaluuya was born in the United Kingdom to Ugandan parents. His mother raised him and an older sister on a council estate in Camden Town. His father lived in Uganda, and he had no contact with him until he was 15 years old.

Kaluuya lives in West London and is an ardent Arsenal F.C. supporter, even referring to Arsenal's North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., as the "team who must not be named" and the "Voldemort of the League."

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! He stated that his mother didn't understand his success. He is in a relationship with Amandla Crichlow.

Education

Kaluuya went to Torriano Primary School and then to St Aloysius College in London.

Career

When he was nine, Kaluuya wrote his first play, after which he began performing improvisational theatre and went on to play Posh Kenneth in the first two seasons of the British television series Skins (he also co-wrote some of the episodes).

Kaluuya began acting as a child at the Anna Scher Theatre School and WAC Arts in his hometown. In 2006, he made his credited acting debut as Reece in the BBC's controversial drama Shoot the Messenger.

In "Fifteen Million Merits," an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror, Kaluuya played one of the lead characters opposite for which he received positive reviews from critics. 

It was his performance in Black Mirror that drew attention to him and made Jordan Peele later cast him in Get Out, which proved to be his breakthrough role.

Daniel Kaluuya had a supporting role in the MCU film Black Panther (2018). He also appeared in the heist film Widows (2018) and the road trip/crime film Queen & Slim (2019).

Awards 

Jack Tinker Award (2011)

MTV Movie & TV Award (2017)

BAFTA Rising Star Award (2018)

National Society of Film Critics Award (2018)

NAACP Image Award (2018)

Screen Actors Guild Award (2019)

Golden Globe Award (2021)

Critics' Choice Movie Award (2021)

Screen Actors Guild Award (2021)

BAFTA Award (2021)

National Society of Film Critics Award (2021)

Academy Award (2021)

Quotes

"Racism is like a horror movie. Black kids die because of racism. I don't know what's more horrifying than that."

"Writing can be really lonely, and I find that a bit difficult. I'd rather be around my people, getting ideas."

"I go to music festivals, and people want to talk to me about racism. I'm like, 'Bro, I'm trying to have fun!'"

Trivia

His parents, Damalie Namusoke and Stephen Kaluuya, are from Uganda.

Is a big supporter of Arsenal FC.

He loves grime music

First black Briton and second man of first-generation African heritage (after Rami Malek) to win an Academy Award.

Movies

Shoot the Messenger (2006)

Chatroom (2006)

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Sicario (2015)

Get Out (2017)

Black Panther (2018)

A Christmas Carol (2020)

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

 

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